USPS Board of Governors Meet In Washington

NAPUS Executive Director Charlie Moser and Government Relations Director Bob Levi attended the USPS Board of Governors (BOG) meeting today in Washington, D.C.

Postal officials reported that service performance scores reached record high levels in some categories and all Customer Experience Measurement indicators reflected improvement.  First Class and Standard mail volume was down, but there was good news as parcel post volume increased at a better rate than those at UPS and FedEx.

Board Chairman, Thurgood Marshall said that in coming weeks, the Postal Service will provide detailed plans describing the steps it intends to take regarding rural Post Offices.  He said “We are committed to pursuing cost reduction strategies in a thoughtful way, and we believe these announcements will lay to rest many of the concerns about our path going forward.” Chairman Marshall further stated “The Board of Governors is committed to serving rural America and to preserving the role of the Postal Service in every American community.”

Postmaster General, Pat Donahoe said that the Postal Service will inform customers and employees of what the Postal Service’s plans are and allow them time to prepare, by proceeding in a methodical and measured manner. He also said that he would ensure that employees were provided with the information they need so they can make informed decisions about their options within the Postal Service.

NAPUS President Bob Rapoza will be meeting with high level postal officials at USPS headquarters next week.  Postmasters are urged to check the NAPUS website on a daily basis, concerning detailed plans regarding rural Post Offices.

Charlie Moser
May 4, 2012